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How to Prank Tsar Nicholas I

Nicholas I in military uniform. He has long sideburns, short brown hair, and a mustache.
Nicholas I in military uniform. He has long sideburns, short brown hair, and a mustache.
Portrait by an unknown author, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Fear Factor

Nicholas and a driver in a small horse-pulled sleigh.
Nicholas and a driver in a small horse-pulled sleigh.
Painting by Nikolai Egorovich Sverchkov, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

What a Drag

General von Benckendorff in military uniform. He has thick medium brown hair and long mutton chops.
General von Benckendorff in military uniform. He has thick medium brown hair and long mutton chops.
Konstantin Alexander von Benckendorff, after George Dawe. Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

Be Careful What You Wish For

Nicholas I in military uniform standing in the palace garden with his hunting dog beside him.
Nicholas I in military uniform standing in the palace garden with his hunting dog beside him.
Nicholas I painted by Georg von Bothmann, public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

You Can’t Handle the Truth

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